Lord of the Rings releases one wine collection to rule them all
Ever wanted to meet friends for a drink at the Prancing Pony, or relax with a glass of pinot noir in Bag End? Then this new line of Lord of the Rings-themed wine has you covered.
Warner Bros. has teamed up with Lot18 to release a line of wine inspired by Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Featuring four varietals, each spotlights a different beloved J.R.R. Tolkien character: Aragorn, Frodo, Galadriel, and Gandalf.
EW has an exclusive first look at the labels for each bottle, featuring gorgeous character silhouettes and some of the most iconic locations in Middle-earth — including Minas Tirith, Bag End, and Caras Galadhon.
Each vintage is limited to only 6,000 bottles each, and starting today, they’ll be available to purchase at Lot18 while supplies last.
See all four labels and read their descriptions below.
2015 Aragorn Appellation Lussac – St. Émilion Contrôlée
“If ever there was a wine fit for a king as mighty and honorable as Aragorn, this is it. A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, this unmatched red is from the Lussac-St.-Émilion appellation, once the site of historic battles and dreams of victory. Rich, concentrated and built to last, it’s intensely expressive of its terroir, displaying black-fruit flavors and polished tannins on the palate. Your quest for the consummate drinking experience ends here.”
2016 Frodo Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
“As honest and pure as a Hobbit’s heart, this zinfandel is crafted in honor of the most adventurous one of them all: Frodo Baggins, keeper of the Ring. And just as Hobbits are sturdier than they appear, so are the old vines that produced this red, which have endured for decades to survive — and flourish — against all odds. Vibrant flavors of blackberry, fig and spiced plum carry through the warm, pleasing finish of this reliable wine.”
2016 Galadriel Bordeaux Blanc
“The most noble and powerful of the Elves is honored by this high-toned wine, a Bordeaux Blanc with piercing citrus flavors and remarkable concentration. Just as Galadriel is revered by all those graced by her presence, this impressive white is a true testament to her strength and wisdom, imbuing an immediate sense of devotion with its graceful palate. Take a sip and fall under its ethereal spell.”
2016 Gandalf Monterey County Pinot Noir
“The great Wizard Gandalf can only be embodied by a variety as respected and celebrated as Pinot Noir. Like the wise old wanderer, this subtle, yet complex red is unassuming at first glance, but quickly revealed to be spirited and persuasive, with black raspberry, alpine strawberry, and forest floor flavors casting a spell over your palate, bringing you back sip after sip.”